DV Quality vs Analogue Quality

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by AC, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. AC

    AC Guest

    I'm thinking about buying a DV Camcorder but am not sure if the quality
    would be any better than that of an analogue camcorder when watched on a TV.
    I would be watching the video on the TV, played through the tape in the
    camcorder. When played in this way, would the DV movie, be much better
    quality than that of an analogue camcorder?

    I've heard that the quality of DV movies degrade when put onto VHS, are they
    still better than an analogue camcorder even when this is done?

    TiA,
    AC
     
    AC, Aug 3, 2003
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  2. Whilst the quality of Dv *is* better than analogue, when you transfer it to
    VHS I don't think you will see much difference, however it all depends on
    the analogue source, if you analogue camera is a very old VHS type then you
    might well see a difference, however if your old camera is a SVHS or a Hi8
    camera and you are using standard VHS and not SVHS for your final tape,
    there won't be any noticeable difference between DV and Analogue,
     
    Headrush Films, Aug 3, 2003
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  3. AC

    Paul Guest


    There is not a great deal of difference between SVHS/HI8 and
    DV.....400 lines of resolution compared with 500 lines with DV.

    But if your old camcorder was 8mm or VHS/VHSC then you'll notice a
    great deal of difference........only 240 lines for VHS/VHSC and 8mm
    is'nt much better.
     
    Paul, Aug 3, 2003
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  4. AC

    lpp Guest


    The advantage of DV is lossless transfer to and editing in a computer.

    Raw playback quality direct to a TV as won't be earth-shatteringly
    better than that from the more recent generations of analogue camera.
     
    lpp, Aug 3, 2003
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  5. AC

    Martin Imber Guest

    You transfer to DVD instead - noone uses vhs these days
     
    Martin Imber, Aug 3, 2003
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  6. AC

    lpp Guest

    You transfer to DVD instead - noone uses vhs these days
    Lots of quite technically aware people are holding back from DVD
    burning until the format wars end. Casual users still plug camera >
    VHS recorder in their thousands, I suspect :_)
     
    lpp, Aug 3, 2003
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    Jerry. Guest

    Rubbish, and with the issues around DVD compatibility and disk life I
    suspect it will be a long time before VHS goes the why of Super 8 film or
    Betamax tape....

    Hek, some people don't even own a DVD player.

    Please feel free to find a clue !
     
    Jerry., Aug 3, 2003
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    Martin Imber Guest

    Rubbish, and with the issues around DVD compatibility and disk life I
    Funy I don't use Vhs but I still use a couple of Beta decks

    Name them!
     
    Martin Imber, Aug 12, 2003
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